Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) is a hosted unified communications platform based on Cisco Unified Communications Manager. It offers cloud-ready collaboration services that users can deploy based on their individual business needs. Cisco HCS consists of four integrated modules: collaboration, optimized virtual environment, network architecture and a management platform.
Cisco primarily sells HCS via its channel partners, and all customers are provided with dedicated virtual applications in the data center of their service provider. Cisco HCS allows its partners to offer various Cisco collaboration applications to its customers in a subscriber-based model. Through its resellers, Cisco HCS gives end-users the ability to select their preferred route for deploying the various collaboration applications they need.